The School of Narrative Dance, Rivoli
2013
dance floor, wall painting, 6 DVD, mixed media
4,50 x 10 mt

installation view at Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy

A non-regulational institution, this School promotes the creation of alternative forms of narration through body language. Without being rooted in specific techniques, this method gives preference to an exchange of knowledge and experience, displayed by participants with movement and dance. By inventing its own spaces each time, for the show at the Castello di Rivoli the School occupies a surface of almost 50 square meters at the Manica Lunga. Six monitors with six “tutorials” proposed introductory ideas, presenting short choreographed sequences. The floor was covered with a large vinyl dance carpet that offered the chance to try suggested movement first-hand, or develop free invention. For the entire duration of this show the space has been used for encounters and rehearsals for the Public Parade organized by the artist in conjunction with the exhibition on November 24, 2013, which built for a while a new community around Castello di Rivoli, linking, in the context of the project, different groups from widely different localities, from Val Susa to Turin. By booking its use, anyone also used free of charge the dance carpet during museum hours as a contribution to any new project developments.

Photo Renato Ghiazza
Inst.view at Castello di Rivoli, IT: Photo Renato Ghiazza

Photo Renato Ghiazza
Inst.view at Castello di Rivoli, IT: Photo Renato Ghiazza

Photo Renato Ghiazza
Inst.view at Castello di Rivoli, IT: Photo Renato Ghiazza


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Tutorial #1: Still from video

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Tutorial #2: Still from video

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Public Parade, Rivoli: Production photo

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Public Parade, Rivoli: Production photo

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Public Parade, Rivoli: Production photo

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Public Parade, Rivoli: Production photo